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"Bodega Faustino has been crafting wines of tradition and expertise for more than one hundred and fifty years. We just received the 95 point 2006 Bodegas Faustino Rioja Faustino I Gran Reserva, a stunning bottle of Rioja, which we are selling for an amazing price. The last vintage of this Gran Reserva we had sold for $34.99, and I’m thrilled to have this one for under $27! Readers of Eric Asimov’s New York Times Wine School column might remember that he recommended this wine a couple of months ago in a Rioja Gran Reserva roundup (where he listed the price as $35). He noted that the wine’s ‘aroma was getting interesting, spicy with dried flowers and balsam. On the palate, it had the mellow fruit-and-oak combination I love, with a tobacco, mineral component as well.’ Decanter awarded it the Gold Award at their World Wine Awards, noting how ‘lovely’ the wine is now. With all the wet weather we have been having, a nice stew and a wine this good sounds like perfection." – Jim Knight, The Wine House

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2006 Bodegas Faustino Rioja
Faustino I Gran Reserva
95 Points Decanter
Release Price: $38
Wine House: $26.99

95 Points: "Raspberry confit, rhubarb pie and pipe tobacco nose. Lovely concentration with present but resolved tannins and a beautiful finish. Lovely now, so don’t put it in the cellar." – Decanter (December 2018)


Clean, bright. Ruby color developing to maroon. On the nose is complex and elegant, wide fruity and spicy notes. On the mouth, elegant, with pleasant hints due to the barrel ageing. Long and silky finish. It matches with any kind of meat and mushrooms rice. Some tasty or oily fish such as tuna or cod. Medium-aged cheese such as emmental or gruyere.

Variety: Red Gran Reserva Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuelo
Aging: Minimum 26 months in American and French oak barrels.
Region: D.O.Ca. Rioja


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